Showtime to explore “Dark Net” in doc series

Produced by tech company Vocativ and Part2 Pictures, Dark Net will uncover the disturbing side of technology by focusing on topics such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping and digital warfare.
November 25, 2015

Showtime will premiere the documentary series Dark Net on January 21.

The eight-part series will explore the disturbing side of technology by focusing on topics such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping, digital warfare, online cults, pornography addiction and webcam sex.

It was developed and produced by Vocativ, a tech company that applies proprietary technology to search and monitor the deep web – or the part of the Internet beyond the reach of search engines.

“Originally used as a hidden space for the intelligence community to meet online outside of the general public’s eye, the dark web is now being exploited by a dangerous underworld of cyber predators and criminals,” the U.S. cable network said in a statement. “Dark Net unveils the dangers of its unchecked shadow, raising cautionary, thought-provoking conversations about technology, privacy and how new, ever-expanding platforms are changing the way we live for the better and for worse.”

The series was created by Vocativ founder Mati Koachavi. Executive producers are Danna Rabin and Vivian Schiller for Vocativ and David Shadrack Smith for Part2 Pictures.

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